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  • 'Transformers' to Smash Box Office Record in China, Viacom Chief Predicts

    "Transformers: Age of Extinction" will take China by storm, Viacom president and CEO Philippe Dauman predicted Thursday at the MoffettNathanson Media & Communications Summit. "It's going to be huge and will probably set a box office record in China," the...
  • FX at 20: Cabler's Dramas Probe Dark Side of Human Nature

    Darkness becomes FX. Whether it's the Southern Gothic tone of "Justified," the evil incarnate of "American Horror Story," the Cold War paranoia of "The Americans" or the underlying menace of "Sons of Anarchy," the deeply flawed characters populating...
  • FX at 20: Cabler's Revenue Soars on Movies, Original Series

    On its 20th anniversary, the FX network could be viewed as a lovely birthday present for its corporate parent 21st Century Fox. Valued at $9.5 billion by media researcher SNL Kagan, the figure represents a considerable leap from its estimated $5 billion...
  • WGN America sets premiere date for 'Manhattan'

    WGN America sets premiere date for 'Manhattan'
    "Manhattan," the second original series from WGN America, will premiere this summer on July 27, the cable channel announced Thursday. WGN America is owned by Tribune Co., which also owns The Times. Unlike the channel's fledgling original series,...
  • Fox and Apollo to create TV production giant.

    Fox and Apollo to create TV production giant.
    Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox and private equity giant Apollo Global Management are in preliminary talks to create a global television production house that would manage big hits like "American Idol" and "Deal or No Deal." The deal would combine...
  • Xbox 'Halo 5' and Steven Spielberg's 'Halo' TV Series to Launch Fall 2015

    Microsoft will release "Halo 5: Guardians" for the Xbox One and the "Halo" original series from Steven Spielberg in fall 2015, the company announced Friday. The "Halo" sci-fi shooter, Xbox's biggest videogame franchise that debuted in 2001, is produced...
  • WWE stock gets smacked down after new TV deals are unveiled

    WWE stock gets smacked down after new TV deals are unveiled
    Normally signing a new long-term TV deal for more money would be good for a company's stock. But since unveiling an agreement to keep its hit shows "Raw" and "Smackdown" on NBCUniversal's cable networks USA and Syfy respectively, WWE stock looks like...
  • Advertisers Warm up to Graphic Violence to Grab Some of 'Walking Dead's' Sizzle

    With its regular use of dangling entrails, severed limbs and spurting blood, AMC's "The Walking Dead" seems like the most inhospitable roost an advertiser could find. Who wants to put an ad for hamburgers next to a scene of a zombie's skull being impaled?...
  • Dodgers have faded from view on TV; will they fade from fans' hearts?

    Dodgers have faded from view on TV; will they fade from fans' hearts?
    Nearly two months into the season, Dodgers fans are coming to grips with the team's being largely absent from television. The Dodgers have played 44 games yet their TV broadcasts remain off-limits to anyone who doesn't subscribe to Time Warner Cable....
  • AT&T nears deal for DirecTV

    AT&T nears deal for DirecTV
    AT&T is near a deal to acquire satellite broadcasting giant DirecTV. The two companies, which have flirted in the past, are awaiting board approval on the transaction -- valued at close to $50 billion -- that would make telecommunications giant AT&T a...
  • North Korea leader's 'executed' ex-girlfriend shows up alive on TV

     North Korea leader's 'executed' ex-girlfriend shows up alive on TV
    Yet another urban legend about North Korea bites the dust. The ex-girlfriend of leader Kim Jong Un, reportedly executed by firing squad last year, turned up apparently alive and well on a state television broadcast Friday night. Hyon Song Wol, a...